friend of cochise rsOn Saturday, March 10, 2018, Western Writers of America announced that Tom Jeffords: Friend of Cochise by Doug Hocking had won the 2018 Spur Finalist Award. That is the equivalent of saying that he got the Olympic Silver Medal for writing about the West.

Doug lives near Sierra Vista and is a member of the board of the Sierra Vista Historical Society, Cochise County Historical Society, Sheriff of the Cochise County Corral of the Westerners and by gubernatorial appointment a member of the board of the Arizona Historical Society.

A second history of the Apache Wars is in production with TwoDot, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield.